Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, raised some eyebrows on Friday.
According to the Washington Examiner, Harris referred to Tupac Shakur as the “best rapper alive” — though in reality, he has been dead for decades.
Harris blanks out
The incident occurred just before the weekend with Harris making an appearance at the NAACP Conference. There she participated in a rapid-fire question-and-answer session with CNN’s Angela Rye, who asked Harris who she thinks the best rapper alive is. Harris named Tupac.
The problem, unless you are a conspiracy theorist, is that Tupac was killed in 1996. There are conspiracy theorists out there, however, who believe that Shakur is still alive, that he actually faked his death and has been in hiding. It is unclear where Harris stands here, but Rye tried to make the best of the situation.
“Listen, West Coast girls think Tupac lives on — I’m with you,” Rye said as Harris laughed.
“Not alive, I know, I keep doing that,” Harris said.
Harris then tried to name another rapper, a living rapper, but came up empty. “I mean, there’s so many,” Harris said, adding: “There are some that I — I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane.” Watch the clip:
Kamala Harris called Tupac the best rapper alive.
He died over 20 years ago. pic.twitter.com/faWbQO7w6k
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Not very convincing
Maybe Harris’ real problem is that she doesn’t actually listen to rap, or at least not today’s rappers. Rye’s question, of course, assumed that Harris does.
The whole incident, however, brings up the Breakfast Club interview that Harris did back in February of 2019. During that interview, Harris was, again, asked a number of questions, including whether she has smoked marijuana. Harris admitted that she did smoke marijuana.
One of the hosts also asked Harris what kind of music she listens to. Harris said that she listens to Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Cardi B. It was this interview that led to the false claim from Harris that, when she was in college, she smoked weed while listening to these artists — long before those artists put out an album.
Still, Harris never seems to do well in these types of interviews.